Gavin & Stacey Season One
Matthew Horne, Joanna Page, Ruth Jones
Originally aired BBC 2007
1 DVD 6 Episodes
BBC / Warner Home Video 2009
The BBC situation comedy Gavin & Stacey is your basic boy meets girl, they fall in love, and their weird friends and relatives make things more interesting. This show manages to bring a few new and funny things to the comedy table. Season One of this British sitcom features 6 episodes on 1 DVD. Of course, the show features excellent writing and acting (just the phone bit at the beginning of episode 2 proves it) and the kind of pacing that keeps a viewer entertained throughout. A bonus here is there are subtitles in case the British accent proves a bit too much at times.
Gavin and Stacey are young professionals. He is from London, she from Wales. After a phone courtship they decide to finally meet in person. Gavin brings wingman Smithy and Stacey brings her best friend Nessa. This go very well but a misunderstanding at the beginning of episode 2 threatens the budding romance.
Eventually Gavin proposes. This is the funniest and most original proposal in a long time. It also reveals something about Stacey that makes for a very funny moment in episode 3. The families finally meet and this also makes for an original evening and not your usual sitcom stuff.
Episode 4 of Gavin and Stacey Season One has the preparations driving everybody a bit nuts. The pastor’s homely is a hoot. The stags and hen parties are quite fun. Season One of Gavin & Stacey ends with a wedding of course. This is the weakest episode of this British situation comedy.
There is a Season Two of Gavin & Stacey coming soon.
Special features on the Gavin and Stacey DVD for Season One include commentary tracks for episodes one, three, and six; How It Happened, Outtakes, and Behind the Scenes in Leicester Square.
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